Tinubu appoints Ashiru to head OORBDA, Woke for NOSDRA

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of two new Chief Executive Officers to head the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA) and the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA).

A statement issued on Wednesday, May 22, by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said Dr Adedeji Ashiru would serve as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the OORBDA, while Chukwuemeka Woke is the new Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NOSDRA,

The statement said Ashiru, who holds a Doctorate degree in Engineering from the Common Wealth University, UK, has led a consortium of blue-chip companies, in addition to earning many stripes in his professional endeavour.

Ngelale added that Woke, an engineer and environmental specialist, would bring a wealth of experience to his new role, having served in various capacities, including as Chairman of the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State and Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt.

He added, “Woke, besides being an engineer, is an environmental specialist and politician. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering, and had served under the Environmental, Safety, and Operations Departments of the then Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).”

The statement further stated that the “President expects the new Chief Executive Officers to deploy their competencies to these critical agencies for sustainable gains and turnaround, while maintaining utmost transparency in their operations.”


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